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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our  Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Mixed Textiles and Clothes

Textiles sack

Working in partnership with Essex Textiles to collect textiles for reuse and recycling.

Sacks are only collected by Castle Point and Essex Textiles branded vans.

Position you Textiles Recycling bag at the edge of your property, separate from your recycling, by 7am on your collection day. Textiles is collected on the same day as your pink sack recycling collection.

Items that can be collected

Y All men’s, women’s & children’s clothing and underwear
Y Paired shoes & boots
Y Blankets, towels & bed linen
N Bric-a-brac
N Wellington boots
N Slippers
N Pillows or duvets
N Badly soiled clothing

All textiles and some items that cannot be recycled through our textile recycling collection (e.g. bric-a-brac, wellington boots) can be donated to a charity shop e.g. Barnardo's, Oxfam


Download a guide on Textile recycling:

Textile recycling - how to... [pdf] 2MB

Require a Textiles Recycling bag?

blue sack

If you would like a textile sack delivered please call: 0800 787 9071 (freephone)

or visit:

or email: 


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